Notes From The Jazz Underground Wings It

This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist based on the October 4th show.  Without an underlying theme, it still manages to feel pretty cohesive while covering a lot of ground.  Highlights from the first half include:

  • One of the hottest latin jazz bands working right now, led by Conrad Herwig
  • A great track from the new Elvis Costello & The Roots collaboration
  • New music from the incomparable Fareed Haque
  • Fugazi (!?!?!) -- yeah, what the heck

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The second half had a little firmer game plan - old fusion from Return To Forever, new fusion from Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle, and a little funkiness from Sco.  Of course, it also features some NFTJU specialty: down and dirty jazz organ versions of some rock classics - Come Together (fairly common in the jazz community) and Fairies Wear Boots (never heard in the jazz community) to go with the Sly Stone cover in the first half.  Sadly, neither tune is available on Spotify, but we found a YouTube of "Iron Man" from Casualties of Jazz's Kind of Black album which is embedded below.  The show closes by getting solidly funky. Big recommendation for Brownout, a band sure to get many more spins around here.

Notes From The Jazz Underground runs Friday nights on WDCB 90.9 FM.

Complete Playlist

Song Artist Album
Adam's Apple Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple
Petits Machins Conrad Herwig Another Kind of Blue
Clayland Ben Wendel Frame
Walk Us Uptown Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost
In Pursuit of the 27th Man Horace Silver In Pursuit of the 27th Man
Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa Steven Bernstein MTO Plays Sly
Giant Steps Fareed Haque Out of Nowhere
Combination Lock Fugazi Red Medicine
80s Roberto Fonseca Yo
Song to the Pharoah Kings Return to Forever Where Have I Known You Before
Midnight Dancer Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle Retro Future
Curtis Knew John Scofield Uberjam Deux
Come Together Dick Weller Tunes Remembered
Fairies Wear Boots The Casualties of Jazz Kind of Black
Yo 11 Ian Torres Big Band January
Ayer Y Hoy Brownout Aguilas Y Cobras
Whatever It Is, I Can't Stop Jamiroquai Emergency on Planet Earth

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